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Days Gone By - stories from the past

Tombstone Tuesday: Epitaph on tombstone of the founder of Yale

Elihu Yale, the founder of Yale College, New Haven, Conn., was buried at Wrexham, Wales. His monument bears this inscription: Under this tomb lyes…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Summerfield – Beautiful, rare [film, photographs & story] of a forgotten college and community in Alabama

Summerfield had many grand houses and a beautiful college in pre-Civil War, Alabama.  Denominational college for boys and girls in pre-Civil War, Alabama The…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Do you know the name of the college in Alabama (still exists) that was once the leading college in the South?

Today, LaGrange College is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college, affiliated with the Methodist Church in LaGrange, Georgia. LaGrange College opened its…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Would you travel 1000 miles on horseback to attend the University of Alabama? This 14 year-old boy did

JOHN MURRAY FORBES'S HORSEBACK TRIP TO ALABAMA IN 1831. By Thomas Semmes Forbes, Birmingham Originally written ca 1904 (Transcribed from Transactions of the Alabama…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Judson College in Marion, Alabama is the fifth oldest women’s college in the United States opened its doors on January 7, 1839

Judson College is the fifth oldest women's college in the United States. It was founded by members of Siloam Baptist Church in 1838 in…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Woods Hall at the University of Alabama is still standing because of an alert student on October 6, 1931 which could have ended in tragedy

Following the destruction of the University of Alabama campus during the American Civil War, a new Quad emerged in the late 19th and early 20th…